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Monumental Sites : Treasury of World Culture Series UNESCO World Heritage (World Heritage)User Review - Book Verdict
This lavishly illustrated work is the second of three volumes in the "UNESCO World Heritage" series, which draws from some 700 sites on the World Heritage List to present works thematically. This volume includes 47 monuments selected with "the objective of documenting the variations in style and methods of construction employed by different cultures as they assembled forms and symbols tied to the sites chosen for these exercises in political power, social prestige, luxury, religious worship, and collective memory." As in Volume 1, Archaeological Cities and World Centers , the chosen sites range widely in time and space and are grouped according to location--Europe, Asia, Africa, and both North and South America. Each site is represented by a detailed essay on its history and stylistic development, with sidebars focusing on various features and richly illustrated with magnificent color photographs. The coverage of monumental sites is breathtaking, including palaces, monasteries, churches, temples, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Statue of Liberty, and the temples of Abu Simbel, saved from the waters of the Aswan Dam by UNESCO's international effort. A book to be savored; for all libraries.--Joan W. Gartland, Detroit P.L.
Review: Treasury of World Culture: Archaeological Sites and Urban Centers UNESCO World HeritageUser Review - Goodreads
I love UNESCO and their mission! I would love to be able to visit all of the World Heritage sites in my lifetime.
The world encyclopedia of archaeology: the world's most significant sites ...
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